For population 25 years and over in Wathena:
For population 15 years and over in Wathena city:
15 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,332 (1.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (5.9 miles , pop. 73,990).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (51.9 miles , pop. 441,545).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (406.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Elwood, KS (1.9 miles ), St. Joseph, MO (2.4 miles ), Country Club, MO (2.8 miles ), Troy, KS (2.8 miles ), Amazonia, MO (3.0 miles ), De Kalb, MO (3.5 miles ), Bendena, KS (3.5 miles) , Rushville, MO (3.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 39.76 N, Longitude: 94.95 W
Area code: 785
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Crime rate in Wathena detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +186 (+16.0%).
Work and jobs in Wathena: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Wathena, Kansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Wathena-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 203% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/26/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the Wathena city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 6/8/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Wathena-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 68.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.4 miles away from Wathena center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Doniphan County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 28.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Wathena and their reported violations in the past:DONIPHAN CO RWD 5 (Population served: 1320, Purch_groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.9%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
47 people in nursing homes in 2000
Wathena compared to Kansas state average:
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Religion statistics for Wathena city (based on Doniphan County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.27%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
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6.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,131 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,148 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Wathena fatal accident list:
Dec 9, 2010 03:22 AM, Us-36, Lat: 39.76104722, Lon: -94.94693889, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 9, 2003 10:50 AM, Us-36, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 20, 1984 08:30 PM, 36, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $725,000
Total average daily traffic: 690
Total average daily truck traffic: 34
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 690
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wathena)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
FAA Registered Aircraft:5
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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